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Title: Bioenergy: What`s in it for the grower? The cost of producing dedicated energy crops. Comparisons with conventional crops

Bioenergy: What`s in it for the grower? The cost of producing dedicated energy crops. Comparisons with conventional crops Dedicated energy crops must be at least as profitable as conventional crops that could be grown on a given site before farmers will produce energy crops on that site. This report concentrates on the cost of producing dedicated energy crops and compare those costs to the profitability of conventional crops. This comparison allows one to estimate a breakeven price, that is, a price for which the profitability of dedicated energy crops is equivalent to the profitability of conventional crops. Switchgrass and hybrid poplar have been chosen as representative herbaceous and woody crop species for the estimation.
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OSTI Identifier:73022
Report Number(s):CONF-9411229--1
ON: DE95012880
DOE Contract Number:AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: Preparing for rural energy and economic development, Knoxville, TN (United States), 9-10 Nov 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; CROPS; GRAMINEAE; POPLARS; COST; MAIZE